Colorado Governor Polis Statement on Shooting in Aurora

AURORA, CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis released a statement following reports of a shooting near Aurora Central High School that injured and hospitalized multiple teenage victims.

“I am so saddened by the violence that took place in Aurora today.  Our children need to feel safe in parks, in our schools and parents need peace of mind that their students are safe in our neighborhoods.  My prayers are with the victims, their families, and all of the concerned students and parents in Aurora.  I have spoken with Mayor Coffman and extended my administration’s support as the investigation evolves, reiterating my commitment to working with our cities to ensure that tragedies like this don’t continue to happen in our communities, and hope the perpetrator or perpetrators will be brought to justice.”